Paul Ingles, 70, Killed in Bicycle Accident
DATE OF INCIDENT: Sunday, June 10th
June 13, 2018– According to the Marin Independent Journal, a man identified as Paul Ingles, 70, of San Rafael, was killed following a bicycle accident with another vehicle on southbound Highway 89.
Authorities disclosed the accident occurred in the morning but did not provide a specific time near Cabin Creek Drive.
Driver Veered Over Traffic Lane Into Bicyclist
California Highway Patrol confirmed that the driver of a Toyota ID’d as Susan Draper, 23, for unknown reasons traversed to the right and struck the bicyclist, Mr. Ingles.
Ingles tragically sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, per the Marin Independent Journal.
CHP was able to confirm that Draper was not under the influence and therefore not arrested.
Speed among other factors is currently being looked into at this time.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort.
San Rafael Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the information provided in this report, it seems as though the driver of the vehicle involved may be held liable for the collision as it appears there may have been negligence. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast the driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicle and the bicycle such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family members of Mr. Paul Ingles will likely be subject to a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the truck pending the findings of the investigation. Wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
If you have lost a loved one following a tragic accident, contact our San Rafael and Marin County wrongful death lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden tragic loss. Contact us today at 855-703-4186.
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